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date: 26 June 2022

Evidence-Based Macro Practicelocked

Evidence-Based Macro Practicelocked

  • Erick G. Guerrero, Erick G. GuerreroResearch to End Healthcare Disparities Corp, I-Lead Institute
  • Tenie KhachikianTenie KhachikianUniversity of Chicago
  •  and Murali NairMurali NairColumbia University

Summary

Evidence-based macro practices (EBMPs) rely on the best available evidence to promote system change. The field of social work needs to develop, implement, and disseminate EBMPs to respond to increasing public accountability to deliver cost-effective interventions that promote health and well-being among vulnerable populations. There are several evidence-based macro practices at the community and organizational levels that have potential to improve the effectiveness of social work practice. These EBMPs, their components, and the critical role they play in improving interventions and enacting change at a macro level are important. Building science in social work, informing practice in the 21st century, and effectively responding to system-wide challenges (e.g., epidemics, institutional racism, growing inequality) that disproportionally impact the health and well-being of the most vulnerable members of our society are important areas to explore.

Subjects

  • Administration and Management
  • Macro Practice
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Social Work Profession

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